A sermon on James 2:8-13. All it takes is one violation of one command to make me a law-breaker subject to God's discipline or wrath. We must speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom.Exodus 20:1-17Romans 3:9-20 Topics: But I Only Broke One Command..., Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on James 1:26-27. What the terms religious and religion have to tell us and the essence of true religion which God our father finds acceptable.Deuteronomy 24:17-22Job 29:11-17 Topics: True Religion Which Is Acceptable to God, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans, James 1:26-27
A sermon on Luke 24:13-45. Without the resurrection there would be no gospel (good news). But the clear message of Luke 24 is that it is not easy to believe in the resurrection of Jesus.1 Corinthians 15:1-8Luke 24:1-12 Topics: The Many Forgotten Events of Easter Sunday, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
A Palm Sunday sermon on Mark 11:1-21. Why did Jesus curse the fig tree? Why did He drive people out of the temple? Could these be acts of grace and mercy? Isaiah 56:4-7Psalm 118:19-29 Topics: The Day Jesus Lost His Temper, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on James 1:22-25. We can know the Bible through and through and every fact about it and all its contents, BUT if we do not do what it says than it means nothing to us.Matthew 7:21-29Luke 8:19-21 Topics: The Plague of the Church: Listening to Know, or Listening to Do, James 1:22-25, Jeff Evans CCBC...
A sermon on James 1:19-21. Be quick to listen. Be slow to speak. Be slow to become angry. Get rid of (purge) all moral filth. Humbly accept (submit to) the word.Psalm 103Proverbs 17:28Proverbs 29:11 Topics: Five Traits of a Wise and Godly Person, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on James 1:16-18. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all He created. The Gospel and Evangelism. Topics: The Greatest of All God's Good & Perfect Gifts, CCBC, Jeff Evans, Evangelism, Firstfruits
Part two of a two part series on the book of Philemon.Principles of confronting a believer in love.PhilemonColossians 3:1-17Galatians 6:1-10 Topics: Philemon, Confronting in love, Body Life, Chuck Ozeck, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 in conjunction with Proverbs 20:6 about Faithfulness. I. A faithful man has a proper understanding of his IDENTITY. vs.1II. A faithful man has a strong sense of his RESPONSIBILITY. vs. 2III. A faithful man knows his ultimate ACCOUNTABILITY. vs. 3-5Conclusion: Matthew 25:21, 23 Topics: Can God Trust You?, Dick Stiansen, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on James 1:9-11. God's goals and priorities are not the same as our culture's. Those who lose everything for Jesus' sake are "rich" in Him. Money and wealth can be a trap that keeps us from Christ.Matthew 5:1-12Luke 1:46-56I Timothy 6:3-10 Topics: The Upside Down Kingdom, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons, James
A sermon on James 1:1-8. Introduction to the book of James and its author. We need to pray for wisdom without doubting when we go through trials to discern their work in our life and to remember how God is still in charge.Psalm 119:65-72Romans 5:1-5 Topics: Rejoicing in Trials, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons, James 1:1-8, count it all joy
A sermon on Matthew 2:12-18 and the slaughter of the innocents by Herod. Instructions from the Bible on how to deal with catastrophe. Lamentations 3:1-24Romans 8:35-40Jeremiah 31:15-17 Topics: The Absolute Necessity of Correctly Interpreting Painful Circumstances, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons,...
A sermon on Christ as Prophet, Priest and King reflecting on the Christmas Carol "We Three Kings".Matthew 2:1-12Hebrews 1:1-9, 4:14-16 Topics: Christ as Prophet, Priest and King, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
An advent sermon on the biblical themes found in the texts of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" and "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus".Isaiah 9:1-7Micah 5:1-5Genesis 3:6-15 Topics: Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermon
The last in a a series of sermons on wisdom. Considering that Christ Jesus has become for us wisdom from God, that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.1 Corinthians 1:18-31Luke 11:29-32John 1:1-14 Topics: The Wisdom of God in Christ Jesus, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Proverbs 4. Wisdom will greatly benefit you. Why is wisdom referred to as a "she"? The need to engage the heart in pursuing wisdom. Above all else, guard your heart.James 1:5-8 Topics: The Supremacy of Wisdom and Its Numerous Benefits, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Philippians 3:1-14, 18-21, 4:1.In regards to our right relationship with God our worth is only found in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Anything else in which we seek to find our value will fail us. Since we have such a great wealth in Jesus why do we invset so much of life in things that are not what He values.Romans 3:10-18Ephesians 2:1-31 Corinthians 7:29a, 31Ephesians 5:15-17 Topics: The Wisdom of Knowing What You Are Worth, investing your life, Philippians 3, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Revelation 8:1-5 to commemorate the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Why has the history-ordaining God chosen to use our prayers to change the world?Psalm 141:1-2Acts 4:23-31Ephesians 3:14-21Romans 8:26-27 Topics: Powerful Prayers for the Persecuted Church, Revelation 8:1-5, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons, Prayer and...
A sermon on Revelation 7:13-17. Why is it important to keep heaven in mind? What will heaven be like? (Unhindered fellowship, Joy!, Reverent adoration, True righteousness, Service, Shelter, Safety, Satisfaction, being with God.)John 10:7-18Revelation 19:1-9 Topics: Shepherded Forever By the Lamb, Revelation 7:13-17, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Revelation 7:1-12. What does the great tribulation refer to? What are the various forms of tribulation? Why does God allow us to go through tribulation? Who are the 144,000? (12 x12x10 to the 3rd) Will you stand for Christ or will you deny Him?1 Peter 2:4-10Revelation 1:4-8 Topics: The Song of the Redeemed, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans, Revelation 7:1-12, Great Tribulation, 144, 000
A sermon on Revelation 6:1-17. The people to whom this was written were suffering persecution and needed to hear encouragement. The riders on the white, red, black and pale horses refer to conquest, persecution, inequality and temporal judgement. This chapter concludes with reference to the wrath of the Lamb and eternal judgment.Ezekiel 14:21-23Daniel 12:5-10Isaiah 61:1-3 Topics: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Revelation, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons, encouragement, wrath,...
A sermon on Revelation 5:1-14. Where is heaven? What is the scroll and why did John weep? The lion appears as a slain lamb. Definite atonement. The issue of choice and the basis of Christ's worthiness to open the scroll.Psalm 96:1-131 Peter 2:4-10 Topics: Celebrating the Saving Work of the Only Worthy One, Revelation 5, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon about the necessity to keep worship centered on God. Some ask if we should worship God for our own benefit. Others say that only a narcissistic God would require us to worship Him. A recent clip of a statement by Victoria Osteen is addressed here. All in the context of Revelation 5:1-14.Psalm 145:1-7 Topics: Keeping Worship God-Centered, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons, Victoria Osteen
Our 2014 Missions Conference Sermon. The theme of the conference was technology in missions.1 Chronicles 16:8-36Psalm 66:1-8Psalm 67:1-7Isaiah 66:18-20 Topics: The International Anthem: Come and See What the Lord Has Done, CCBC Sermons, Pete Falconero,...
A sermon on Revelation 4:1 and 5:1. These passages say "this is what must happen". How do we understand God's sovereignty human's responsibility?Acts 4:23-28Ephesians 1:11-12 Topics: The Script Has Already Been Written, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Revelation 4:2-11. If Jesus prays that God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven and we know that the worship of God in heaven is exactly as it should be then taking a look at Rev. 4 should inform how we worship on earth.Isaiah 6:1-7Psalm 952 Corinthians 12:1-6 Topics: Revelation (#17) Worshipping God on Earth as He Is in Heaven, CCBC Sermons, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Revelation 3:19-22. Many people believe that God only show His love by blessing us when scripture makes it clear that if God loves us He will discipline us and work to change us.Amos 3:1-2Hebrews 12:4-13 Topics: Revelation - Those I Love I Rebuke and Discipline, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Colossians 1:15-20. Note: the video commented on at the end of the sermon is not on this recording. It can be found by searching for "That's My King" by Dr. S. M. Lockridge.John 1:1-5, 14Revelation 1:12-18 Topics: Embracing the Glorious Core of the Gospel, Colossians 1:15-20
A sermon on John chapter 21, particularly verses 15 - 19. The disciple, Peter, found forgiveness and restoration after his great denial of Jesus. We too can find forgiveness and restoration from our sin in Jesus.John 15:9-14Luke 5:1-11 Topics: The Most Important Question, CCBC Sermons, Pete Falconero
A sermon from a young adult who grew up at the church. Joseph and Daniel and people in the world wide church can often be outside their comfort zones and still remain dedicated to God and be a testimony to His character by living according to how God called us to live in Micah 6:8.Genesis 37-42DanielMicah 6:8Psalm 145 Topics: God's Will: What a Community Can Learn from Individual Experiences, Carl Ozeck
A sermon on Revelation 3:14-22. Jesus has nothing good to say about this church. He gives them three remedies for their spiritual condition. The modern American church has much in common with this church.1 Corinthians 10:1-13Proverbs 3:1-8 Topics: Revelation # 14 - Laodicea: The Self-Confident Lukewarm Church, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Revelation 3:7-13. Jesus has a message for the church in Philadelphia. He gives 4 reasons why He promises that they will continue as a church even though they are small and weak.2 Timothy 3:14-17Matthew 7:21-27 Topics: Revelation #13: Philadelphia - The Weak and Small but Faithful Church, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermons
A sermon on Revelation 3:1-6. This church seems to be active and effective and is not chastised for false teaching, immoral living or warned of persecution. Yet, they are warned to "Watch" or they will die. The three-fold remedy for spiritual apathy is given in this passage.Titus 3:3-82 John 1:4-11 Topics: Revelation # 12 - Sardis: Socially Active, Spiritually Dead, Jeff Evans, CCBC Sermon
A sermon on Revelation 2:18-29. Jesus says that this church is doing many things right and yet they are tolerating a woman in the church who is committing sins like those of Jezebel from I Kings. She is saying that compromising morality and integrity is acceptable to God. Jesus says that this is not true and He will punish her and those who don't repent of this sin. For those who repent and seek Him Jesus promises to give them Himself.I Kings 18:1-4; 21:1-23 Topics: Revelation #11: Thyatira - The Faithful Church that Needed to Confront Error, CCBC, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Revelation 2:12-17. Pergamum was the Roman capital in Asia Minor. So, there was persecution for those who did not worship Ceasar but there was also immorality, particularly from those who taught the heresy that God's grace gives a license to sin. This was the teaching of Balaam and the Nicolaitans.2 Peter 2:1-16Jude 1:3-4 Topics: Revelation #10: Pergamum - Church of Sheep (with a Few Wolves!), Jeff Evans, CCBC
A sermon on Revelation 2:8-11. Jesus had no words of correction for this church. They were doing things right. But He encouraged them as they were being persecuted and would be persecuted more. He did not stop the persecution or ask them to fight back but encouraged them to remain faithful in light of who He, Himself, was and that He was with them.Hebrews 11:32-40Acts 7:51-8:3 Topics: Revelation #9 Smyrna: The Faultless Church, Faithful Unto Death, CCBC, Jeff Evans
A sermon on Daniel 4 where God judges King Nebuchadnezzar for his pride in declaring all that was before him was caused by himself. Recognizing God as the source of all. The false belief that we can do anything apart from God. Topics: I Did It Myself, Daniel 4. CCBC